Gandásegui, Constitutional protests continue despite “dialogue”

November 12, mostly young protesters gather near the Metro trains’ Cinco de Mayo stop. From Twitter. Youth reject reforms, demanda Constituent Assembly by Marco A. Gandásegui, hijo The protests of the Panamanian youth and the people against the constitutional reforms proposed by President Laurentino Corteza are the responsibility of those in power. From the beginning, […]

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VarelaLeaks: true enough, but…

Ebrahim Asvat is not just some lawyer pundit. A Muslim with roots that trace back to the Indian state of Gujarat, he was director of Panama’s National Police and publisher of La Estrella and El Siglo. He’s a cautious man, not given to making wild statements. Here he opines that “Reading the WhatsApp of Varela’s […]

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Billionaires vs. Sanders and Warren

The fight happening now for the Democratic presidential nomination largely amounts to class warfare. And the forces that have triumphed in the past are outraged that they currently have to deal with progressive opposition from not one but two candidates. Photo by Senate Democrats. The class warfare of billionaires against Sanders and Warren by Norman […]

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Carolina Cortizo, airline exec

Carolina Cortizo Colón, now managing director of Wingo, the low-fare subsidiary of Copa Airlines. Photo by Wingo. Can one understand without being rude? by Eric Jackson Carolina Esther Cortizo Colón has moved up in her profession. An honor student at Virginia Tech, where she got her bachelor’s degree in industrial and system engineering, and then […]

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Colon’s revolution

Colon was once known as the “Tacita de Oro,” the little golden cup. A lot of money has been made in that city, and a lot is still being made. But the place tends to get sucked dry. It was like this before the latest extraordinary suction, the Odebrecht contract to “renovate” the city. Archive […]

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